Legally Speaking

Shoulder dystocia: The unpredictable nightmare

July 09, 2020

This case involves induction of labor for a suspected large for gestational age (LGA) baby in a mother with a normal antepartum course.

Did delay in bladder repair cause urologic issues?

July 08, 2020

Allegations in this complex case include negligence in performing laparoscopic hysterectomy and delaying treatment of bladder injury.

Legally Speaking: Did contraindicated hysterectomy lead to HIT and limb loss?

June 11, 2020

The patient had a history of fibroid uterus and dilated pelvic vessels in the left adnexal region, obscuring the left ovary. On April 2, 2014, the patient was seen as a gyn outpatient at the clinic by Defendant OB. The patient complained it caused her urinary tract irritative symptoms and back pain. An MRI was ordered for evaluation. A 9.9cm exophytic fibroid arising from the posterior uterine body with focal cystic degeneration was seen.

Legally Speaking: Unrecognized bowel injury during surgery: How important are your attorney and the expert witnesses?

May 14, 2020

The outcome in this case underscores the importance of excellent legal representation and scrupulous expert witness selection.

Did delay in assessing decreased fetal movement result in brain injury?

December 12, 2019

This month's web-exclusive Legally Speaking article examines a case where conflicting expert testimony and a sympathetic mother made for a difficult decision.

Legally Speaking: Uterine rupture

June 19, 2018

A patient filed a lawsuit on behalf of her child alleging negligence by her obstetrician in delaying the delivery when she was in the hospital contracting and had severe abdominal pain. Thus, her uterus was allowed to rupture, which caused the child’s severe brain injury. Plus more malpractice cases.

Legally Speaking: Patient sues after wrong ovary removed

December 27, 2016

This case illustrates the importance of obtaining informed consent for any procedure.

Legally Speaking: Was this forceps delivery appropriate?

September 22, 2016

A patient charges that her infant’s injuries could have been avoided.